About Kimberly

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My Client-First Philosophy
As a leading Bay Area REALTOR® with an extensive background in marketing, sales and technology, Kimberly Leal acknowledges that achieving home ownership in one of the country’s most dynamic market places is no small feat. With 25 years of living, working and contributing to some of Silicon Valley’s most recognized industries (including technology, media and lifestyle companies), her passion has landed exactly where her heart is – and that’s right at home. For well over a decade, she had helped homeowners, buyers and sellers of all experience levels fulfill their real estate realities and dreams. With absolute attention to detail, clear and consistent communication, firm market analysis and integration of modern technological tools – Kimberly's perspective, patience and passion ensure that every client gets the experience they deserve and the outcome they desire.

Local roots and community collaboration lie at the heart of Kimberly's commitment to Silicon Valley life. As a San Jose State graduate with roots in marketing and media, she is adept at lead generation, cross-functional design, technology development/adaptation & relationship building. These skills translate to ideal understanding and steadfast success for buyers and sellers at every age and stage of life. Kimberly has helped hundreds of first-time home buyers, move-up buyers, goal-oriented sellers, growing families, corporate clients, transitioning seniors and those relocating to discover home right here in the Bay Area.

In 2010, she extended her commitment to the real estate industry by co-founding SchoolScout, Inc., an invaluable agent/homeowner resource which bridges the industry gap between location, education and available inventory. While her primary focus is buyers and sellers, she proudly continues to collaborate with SchoolScout, Inc. periodically.

Focus Areas: Buyer & Seller Representation • Market Analysis & Strategic Design • Technology Adaptation • Collaborative Peer Education

 

What Clients Say About Kimberly

"We mean it, you're awesome! We're so grateful that we went through this process with you. Thanks for being our cheerleader, advocate, and coach.  A million thank yous and a million more to come. With love and gratitude"

1st Time Home Buyers:

"Being a newbie to real estate buying, I thought I would be able to save some money by using one of the online real estate websites that touted money back upon close of escrow. While that service worked for a while, I found that I really needed to find someone that would be working for me in the process of finding a home, previewing properties ahead of time, and acting as the key advocate and negotiator for me in the process. I found that person in Kimberly Leal from Keller Williams Realty-Silicon Valley. I was referred to Kimberly from friends that utilized her services when they purchased their home. Frustrated with my initial experience with real estate, when we first met, I let Kimberly know what I was looking for in an agent, what areas that I was interested in, and my price range. I knew from our first meeting that she was the agent I had been looking for, and that it would be a great partnership. Kimberly's skills and commitment to me as her client was evident with each of the offers that we put in. She made sure that our documents were in line, that the offer prices that we went in with was competitive, and made sure to build a rapport with the listing agent to ensure that they knew who we were. With the fourth and final offer, the listing agent stated that our packet was so professional and that he knew that Kimberly would be so easy to deal with in closing the deal, that he got his client to accept our offer. Following several months of visiting homes, putting in four offers, and navigating and negotiating in a hot real estate market, we finally closed on a house just recently. Kimberly was a class act the entire way, and I know that we wouldn't have been able to close the deal without her help. She took the once daunting task of finding a home into one that was manageable and in the end totally paid off. If you are looking for an agent that will stand by your side the entire process, look no farther than Kimberly Leal from Keller Williams.Now, on to paying that mortgage and living the American dream."

Happy Home Buyer:

"Kimberly is very nice and considerate. We are first time home buyer and she is patient to discuss with us about everything that we should pay attention to. Some buyers' agents would prefer to push buyer as soon as possible to earn the commission but she never did that. Instead she often remind us to keep calm and think over the decision. She is very diligent, when we need to propose an offer urgently she would work over night to help us. And in our final offer she sacrifice her commission a little bit to meet the seller’s requirement. She also provided us one-stop service, helping us arranging house cleaning, repairing and sent us a lot of information about furniture and recreation. I would absolutely recommend her."